Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do You Give Back? Win & Give XO Laptop {Giveaway}

Win & Give{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Kimbuckjr!}

I think it's pretty darn safe to say that every parent out there hopes that their children will grow up to be kind, caring, giving human beings. As they get older we teach them everything, from sharing to washing their hands to looking both ways before crossing the street and hope that it all sinks in.

So where has that gotten us? According to the "Kids' Altruism Indicator," conducted by Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks in partnership with Parenting magazine, it has gotten us to the point where 83% of kids believe that they can help children in other countries in addition to people in their own communities. I, for one, am proud to hear that!

Kids dream big when it comes to charitable acts and they enjoy giving, so the next step for all of us adults out there? To encourage it, of course! And from now until the end of May, a wonderful way to do that is by joining Betty Crocker in making it easy for kids to give back through their Win & Give campaign.

XO LaptopThrough a partnership with One Laptop Per Child, Betty Crocker is helping this great organization in their mission to provide all children in developing countries with XO Laptop Computers. These rugged laptops are not only unique and child-friendly, but they are designed for tough conditions in remote areas.

Built with rugged plastic exteriors, 1 GB of memory and 4 GB of Flash storage, the XO was collaboratively designed by experts to combine technology with learning. By taking into account extreme environmental conditions, the need for easy repair, and local language support, the end result is durable, functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun.

Win One, Give OneBy providing laptops for as many children as possible, they will be able to use them at school or take them home and use the wireless broadband capabilities to access the internet for continued learning. About the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunchbox, the XO laptop can be configured in multiple ways (e.g. standard laptop, e-book, reading, and gaming), is extremely easy to use, highly durable, and doesn't even have a hard drive to crash.

What an amazing thing to provide to children across the world to help them succeed - I love this program!

children using laptopsAs well as this great cause, Betty Crocker is making things even better by giving kids in the U.S. an opportunity to instantly win an XO laptop from specially-marked packages of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Not only would that be a fun surprise for your child but for each laptop won, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate a laptop to a child in Africa. It’s that simple!

Betty CrockerTo find out more about the Win & Give program and how these laptops positively impact the lives of the children, visit Win One, Give One today. And, while you're there, your kids (or you) can "be a hero" by playing a fun game launching a hero to Africa. For every 1500 heroes that land on Africa, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate an XO laptop to a child in Africa (up to 442 laptops until May 31, 2011).

Do you give back? Thanks to the generosity of Betty Crocker, one person who does will be able to bring the experience of this program home to their children, because...

One lucky winner will win an XO Laptop! ARV $199!

laptop giveawayTo enter to win: Tell me, in detail, how you give back and/or encourage it in your children.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you visit Win One, Give One and launch the hero to Africa - it's a lot of fun and a bit addicting! Let me know which launch method you used and if you were successful!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Give back! WIN an XO Laptop (ARV $200) and support Win One, Give One - a great cause! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/hfwQ2m #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook, or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on May 17th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Betty Crocker for providing an XO laptop for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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A good way to encourage giving back is to do a 6 month clean out of their closets. Have them take out clothes they don't wear any more and give them to the Ronald McDonald House.
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We collect items that we can get for free or cheap by couponing and donate them to families in need

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danielle said...

We give back by "adopting" a child...Demetrias...our other daughter:) We send her money every month through Christian Children's Fund, and she send us updates all the time with pictures. Our 6 yr old loves knowing we are helping her and loves seeing the updates.

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Once we collected to send Christmas gift boxes to Asia and another time we did school packages.

We also had a missionary family that we helped support in Africa, who taught computer and literacy classes.

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My children help me go through their clothes and toys to donate, and my 4 year old son wants to have a lemonade stand and give the profits to the Make a Wish Foundation, like we read in a book I am reviewing for my blog. As soon as the weather levels out, I am going to ask one of our local stores if he can set up his first lemonade stand out front for donations.

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TheresaJenkins said...

mandatory entry : When my kids were growing up "we" did from the GET GO and now it's for the grandkids: help out at the childerns community functions; help at there after school activatiy,girls scout leader;sports coach, sunday school teacher.... and now for the grandkids I" help" out as grandma nanny.

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My children are grown but I raised them to respect their environment & to love being with nature. I began recycling when they were still young & this is a tradition they now follow as well. I spend time with my grandchildren explaining the importance of also recycling and we also attend local fund raising events. For example me & my 3 yr. old grandson raised $250.00 for our local animal shelter by participating in a walk. The day before we visited the shelter so he could understand the importance of helping something in need. We also have long talks about other people not having the things he & his brother have & I hope this teaches him compassion.
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My Granddaughters help me write cards to shut-ins and children in the hospital.

This summer they are planning on selling produce door to door in our cul de sac. The older wants to raise money for animal shelters, the middle for children with cancer...the little one just wants a Barbie. Small steps, small steps.

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